You work hard to look younger. You exercise, eat right, and take care of your skin. But sometimes, wrinkles and sagging skin on your face won't go away. Baggy areas around your eyes, mouth, and jawline can add years to your appearance. Is there anything that works without surgery? MINT (Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Thread) PDO Thread Lifts are offered for exactly that reason. At the Aesthetics Center in Fairfield County PDO Thread Lifts are a minimally invasive way to tighten and lift your skin in less than one hour. You’ll be able to get back to your schedule in just a few days, rather than weeks — with a face that looks as young and healthy as you feel!
MINT Polydioxanone (PDO) threads have routinely been safely used in surgery since the 1980s. PDO threads are dissolvable sutures that are made from a colorless polyester that breaks down in your body after about 6 months. As your body breaks down these threads, fibroblasts form, which produces collagen, an integral compound to firmer, vibrant skin. There are two types of PDO threads: Barbed and Smooth. Barbed threads are PDO threads with tiny barbs strategically placed on the thread. These are used when performing a Thread Lift. Smooth threads do not have barbs on them and are mainly used to stimulate collagen production and skin smoothing. We strive to provide you with the best thread lift Fairfield County has to offer, so call us today!
The MINT PDO thread lift procedure is an excellent option for anyone who wants to lift and rejuvenate their skin without turning to surgery. The results of a thread lift won't be as dramatic as a procedure like a facelift. Still, the cost is typically much lower, and recovery involves significantly less time and discomfort. If you have significant wrinkles around the midface and jawline, a Fairfield County thread lift may be right for you. During your consultation at our Fairfield County Medical Spa, you can explain your concerns about your appearance with one of our highly-trained, professional clinicians. They’ll listen to you closely and help you fully personalize a treatment plan to match your lifestyle and goals.
There are several benefits to be had for this innovative alternative to a facelift:
Ideal candidates for PDO thread lift procedures are generally in good overall health. They don’t have any significant medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease and are free of any active skin conditions, like an infection or acne. Make sure your provider is aware of any blood-thinning medications you may be taking, and, if you smoke, this can impede your recovery.
Your commitment to caring for your skin will be paramount in achieving your optimal results and making them last. It is crucial to understand the procedure thoroughly and have realistic expectations for your outcome.
Our MINT PDO thread lifts are a minimally invasive procedure, so the risk of serious complications is minimal. If you have questions or concerns, your aesthetic provider will take as much time as needed to address them and put you at ease. Ultimately, our highest priority is delivering the safest, most effective, and appropriate care you deserve.
You can expect your thread lift procedure to take less than an hour. We only use a mild anesthetic, so you will be able to go home immediately following your procedure. Your body and treatment plan is unique, so your exact procedure may vary, but the process usually begins with a thorough cleaning of your skin. An anesthetic is then applied — either topically or injected into the skin around the treated area.
Your aesthetic professional will insert a cannula with the PDO filament into your skin, and the suture is tightened to lift the skin. The cannula is then removed, and the process is repeated around the targeted area to ensure the effects are balanced and natural-looking. In some cases, your provider may apply an antibiotic ointment and a cold compress to reduce swelling.
For many of the procedures involving PDO threads, we use barbed threads. These threads have tiny hooks that allow them to attach to the skin to improve the lifting process. This generates impressive results that have earned the threads the comparison of “the non-surgical facelift.”
Smooth threads lack the hooks of their barbed companions, but are much thinner (less than the width of a human hair). Smooth threads can be used by our providers to address other age-related concerns, such as crepey skin or sunken areas. These threads cover the subdermal layer in a mesh-like pattern. Over time, the threads dissolve, and the body replaces them with new collagen, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
You can expect your full recovery to take a few weeks, but the majority of patients can return to most of their normal routines within 48 hours. It is not uncommon for patients to experience mild pain, bruising, or swelling. Still, these side effects are manageable with a cold compress, ointment, and over-the-counter pain medication.
During your recovery, it will be vital that you protect your skin with recommended moisturizers and sunscreen and avoid putting strain on the PDO threads. It is important to avoid rubbing the treated area and abstaining from vigorous exercise. Your provider will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to speed recovery and optimize results, so it will be vital that you be diligent about following these guidelines closely.
Immediately following your procedure, you should be able to see a marked improvement in your appearance. Your skin should look firmer and fuller, with its healthy vibrance restored. Once your recovery is complete, you can expect your final results — including reduced or eliminated wrinkles or sagging skin — to be readily visible.
The body usually breaks down PDO threads after six months, so follow-up treatments may be required to restore the results. However, the long-term sustainability of your results will heavily depend on the diligence with which you protect and care for your skin.
Although MINT PDO Thread Lifts only require minimal recovery and are much less invasive, they can't produce as dramatic a result or long-term as a traditional surgical facelift can. However, trauma, cost, and downtime of PDO Thread Lifts are exceptionally low compared to a facelift.
About 6-8 months after they are placed, PDO threads get absorbed by the body. The results, however, can last for up to a year as the PDO helps promote collagen production in the skin.
Because anesthesia is used, and because of the fact that PDO Threads Lifts are already a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure, the pain experienced is minimal for most patients.
To begin your journey back to your younger, healthier looks, contact The Aesthetic Center today. You'll be matched with one of our board-certified aesthetic specialists at our clinic in Darien, CT, who will help you find the right treatment to meet your unique needs and goals.
If you are considering plastic surgery in Fairfield County or anywhere in Connecticut, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons.
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